Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

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Pittsboro, NC   |  www.piedmontrefuge.org

Mission

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge (the Refuge) is a non-profit organization that works to rescue farm animals in need, educate people about the cruelties of factory farms, and promote veganism by offering knowledge, support, and community to people interested in living cruelty-free lifestyles.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder, Executive Director

Lenore Braford

Main address

7236 NC Hwy 87 North

Pittsboro, NC 27312 USA

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EIN

45-4806153

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Farm animals are abused in both large and small scale farming operations all around the world. Our society views farm animals as commodities and as sources of food. The individual rights, personalities, and interests of these animals are hidden from view and erased from our cultural conscious.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Our organization is working to build infrastructure to allow the rescue of farm animals from situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment. We seek to provide permanent sanctuary to these animals. Additionally, our sanctuary program is developing an educational tour experience that has the goal of educating sanctuary visitors about the routine cruelties inflicted on farm animals in our country.

Population(s) Served

Our organization is working to build a creative educational program that effectively educates the public about the cruelties of the factory farming industry. This program will include unique literature, K-12 school presentations, college level presentations, festivals booths, leafletting, and other forms of educational outreach.

Population(s) Served

Our organization is working to develop a vegan outreach and education program that will help people take steps towards living a vegan lifestyle. This program will include free food samplings, cooking classes, presentations & lectures, and other food based events.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal Rescue & Sanctuary

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of guided tours given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Factory Farming Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who attend vegan outreach events, classes, etc.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vegan Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is working to educate people about the plight of farm animals. We are working to build infrastructure to house chicken, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, ducks and geese on our 20 acre property. Through guided tours of these facilities, we will educate the general public about how farm animals are treated in our society and hope to inspire a move towards a more compassionate, vegan lifestyle. We are also working to advocate for farm animals in the greater community of the Piedmont through presentations, booths, pamphletting, vegan bake sales, cooking classes and other initiatives.

We will achieve our goals by providing creative and interactive experience for people both at our sanctuary and in the community. Our tours will will include physical contact with our rescued animals, animal feedings, and informative videos. Our educational literature will take new approaches to learning and design in an effort to stick in people's minds amid the huge amount of information that people view each day.
To reach individuals and encourage them to make changes in their lives that will benefit farm animals, we believe that we must not only provide information about who these animals are and why people should care, but also about HOW they can change. To accomplish this we will provide a diverse group of events and experiences including vegan bake sales, free vegan food give aways, cooking classes, and one-on-one mentoring.

Our team is comprised of individuals with backgrounds in finance, graphic design, architecture, law, farm animal management, web design and more. This diverse group of individuals is committed to achieving the goals of the organization because they deeply believe in the cause and live the values of our organization 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, we are supported by a large base of auxiliary volunteers who assist the organization with many of our activities including animal care, barn construction, vegan baking, presentations, and other events. These committed individuals are our largest asset and one that continues to grow as more and more people learn about our work. We will be successful in our goals because the responsibilities and work of our organization are being accomplished by a community of passionate animal advocates.

Our 2014 accomplishment report included the following information:

-220 visitors to our animal sanctuary
-33 farm animals rescued
-1800 free vegan food samples distributed
-3 vegan cooking classes held
-664 vegan baked goods sold
-completed construction of barn for rescued chickens and turkeys
-main sponsor for Triangle VegFest
-partnered with Farm Sanctuary (nationally known organization) to home 26 farm animals

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Board of directors
as of 11/7/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Hickman

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Term: 2018 -

Suzanne Setti

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Tessa Burmania

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Lisa Lopez

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Rachel Jordan

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Dylan Muckerman

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Mo Seyam

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Danielle Thibault

Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/07/2019

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.